Muskegon

  • Muskegon neighborhoods transformed with street revamps

    Muskegon neighborhoods transformed with street revamps

    June 18, 2015

    By Barbara Marczak, PE and Connie Houk, PE Civil engineering is a profession that improves the quality of life for all people. Sometimes, in the crunch of meeting budgets and deadlines, it’s easy to lose sight of that. The measurements, calculations, lane widths, pavement types, and estimations are all details that come together to create […]

  • Is this the future for local road funding?

    Is this the future for local road funding?

    June 3, 2014

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I drive nearly 30,000 miles every year for my job, so I’ve gotten to see a lot of Michigan. Whenever I stop for gas or an iced tea, I like to scan the newspaper headlines to see what’s going on locally. Last week, I happened upon the Williamston Enterprise with the […]

  • Money available for Muskegon River Watershed projects

    Money available for Muskegon River Watershed projects

    May 28, 2014

    What: Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund How much: Up to $50,000 annually, but typical grants are in the $5,000 to $20,000 range. For Whom: Any agency with a project supporting conservation, enhancement, and restoration of the Muskegon River Watershed waters and natural resources. From Whom: Great Spring Waters of America, Inc. When and How: July […]

  • P&N mobilizes SAW team

    P&N mobilizes SAW team

    May 27, 2014

    Prein&Newhof field crews began work last week on asset management projects funded through MDEQ’s SAW (Stormwater and Wastewater) grant program. MDEQ awarded $77 million to Michigan communities this Spring to begin the process of developing infrastructure asset management plans. Another $353 million will be awarded in future years. The first step in an infrastructure asset […]

  • Muskegon’s Marquette Street: 13 years old and pothole-free!

    Muskegon’s Marquette Street: 13 years old and pothole-free!

    March 27, 2014

    By James Hegarty, PE and Chris Cruickshank, PE In 2001, Prein&Newhof designed a new 60-inch-diameter sewer line for Muskegon County under Marquette Street in the City of Muskegon. The contractor ripped up the entire four-lane street for almost two miles to install the pipe, which in some places was 15 feet deep. About a mile […]

  • Prein&Newhof Named Airport Consulting Firm of the Year

    Prein&Newhof Named Airport Consulting Firm of the Year

    March 4, 2014

    Prein&Newhof was awarded Consultant of the Year by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics on February 20, 2014. Prein&Newhof has selectively expanded its airport team in the last two years, increasing the depth of its service and adding new service offerings. “We have always served a range of airports from the smallest to […]

  • Michigan disaster areas can get 75% grants to fix, prevent flood damages

    Michigan disaster areas can get 75% grants to fix, prevent flood damages

    July 2, 2013

    Communities in the Michigan counties of Allegan, Barry, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ionia, Kent, Keweenaw, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Osceola, Ottawa and Saginaw are eligible for up to 75% grants from FEMA to fix flood damages or  mitigate the potential for damages in future floods. P&N has helped several clients build new bridges, perform structure […]

  • Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    Lake Street in Whitehall to become Michigan’s first “green road”

    July 10, 2012

    Rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement will filter stormwater and reduce the amount that reaches White Lake during storms — reducing pollution and flooding. This summer, Whitehall will transform a ½-mile stretch of Lake Street into Michigan’s first “green road.” The street will be equipped with a state-of-the-art stormwater system to collect runoff from 60 […]